Category: For the family

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how fast can you say ‘papageno’?

As we learnt in the previous post, (go here to view) The Magic Flute is the last opera that Mozart wrote and premiered in 1791. Papageno is one of the characters in the opera, known as ‘The Funny Guy’. Here’s a famous piece from the opera known as the ‘Pa-, pa-, pa Papageno’ duet, curtesy...

Opera in schools 2020
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Opera in schools 2020

Education and outreach work has long been valued by NZ Opera.  Our new strategic vision continues to invite you to journey with us as we explore all the mystery and possibilities opera presents! Three strands – Connecting Children, Connecting Young People, and Connecting Communities frame the programme, and last year alone over 28,000 of you...

Make music, mozart and more
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Make music, mozart and more

After several weeks in ‘lockdown’ I’m sure we are all feeling a little restless. The need for some new activities, new focus and energy. We’ve found some interactive musical apps for kids including one titled ‘Let’s go to the opera’. We share a some insights and an animated story about the life of Mozart and...

What is Opera?
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What is Opera?

Rosina (Sandra Piques Eddy) and Count Almaviva (John Tessier) in New Zealand Opera’s production of The Barber of Seville 2019. Opera is a type of theatre which combines drama, music, elements of dance or movement and, often, exciting costumes and set. However, in opera, the actors are trained singers who sing their lines instead of...

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The Lullaby Project

New Zealand Opera has partnered with the Carnegie Hall Weill Music Institute on a something very special, bringing The Lullaby Project to Aotearoa. The Lullaby Project was launched by Carnegie Hall in 2011, working with new and expecting parents to write personal lullabies for their child or children with the help of professional artists. Since...